Kolkata, Oct 4 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Mrs India International Richa Sharma, together with social groups Ushoor and Haath Nishpish, celebrated the occasion of Durga Puja in a different way.
She spent some quality time with the elderly people who have seen rejection by the near and dear ones.
They live a secluded life away from the limelight of Durga Puja.
She distributed new clothes and medicines to two of the Old Age Homes in town – Navanir at Chetla and All Bengals Womens Union at 89 Elliot Road in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Vicissitudes of life have contributed to the misery of elders with none to depend on, no means of income, no emotional security making them destitute with a question.
The growing intolerance among youth, coupled with their inability to adjust, is just one of the prime reasons for those elderly to lead a life of seclusion.
Hence, Sharma decided to spend time with them on the occasion of Durga Puja. She visited two of the Old Age Homes in town – All Bengal Women’s Union and Navanir to distribute new clothes, medicines and spread a smile on their faces.
“Many a time we are unaware of the reality of this world, but after being with them that we realise how lonely they are,” said Smritikana Ghose, Joint Secretary of The All Bengal Women’s Union.
“Most of them have come from social welfare societies and have different stories. It is an endeavour to make sure they are loves and cared for always especially during festivities,” she added.
For Durga Puja arrangements have been made for them to go visit various puja pandals, with preparations of sumptuous lunch and dinner during the four days.
Similarly was the atmosphere at Navanir situated at Chetla.